Action! Etape Caledonia

Etape Caledonia

As places begin to fill up for next year’s Macmillan Cancer Etape Caledonia in Perthshire, take a look at what’s in store by looking back to the previous event.
Click here to watch a review of the 2010 Etape Caledonia.

The event saw record numbers of participants in May reaching up to 4000 cyclists bringing in £1.16m to the Perth and Kinross economy. Two-thousand of the cyclists contributed to over £390,000 raised for Macmillan Cancer.

Thousands of cyclists gathered on the start line alongside a stream of celebrities, Olympic athletes and elite cyclists who heard a rousing Highland welcome from Minister for Finance & Sustainable Growth, John Swinney, a keen cyclist and the area’s MSP.

Both the female and male records were smashed by this year's winners Lara Maclean, who regained her title from 2008, and Robert Bateman who held on by just 35 hundredths of a second

As the UK’s only closed-road cycle event covering 81 miles of spectacular scenery, the race provides an excellent warm up for competitive cyclists and an exciting challenge for the novice. For those who prefer to observe, the location at Kinloch Rannoch offers the perfect opportunity to watch the cyclists pass admist a beautiful backdrop before heading back to picturesque Pitlochry

Watch the action from May 2010 here.

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